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Object Name Carte-de-Visite
Title William J. Burke
Catalog Number 0985.14.00169hh
Description cdv, from waist up, civilian dress, handkerchief in right breast pocket.
Photographer M. Kerston, 274 Broad Street, Newark, N. J.
People Burke, William J.
Wolf, Abraham G.
Provenance Photograph of William Burke, with notation on reverse, "I think died at Ft Delaware." Research indicates that a William J. Burke enlisted in 13th Virginia Cavalry, Co. C, in September 1862. He was captured on June 29, 1863, at Hagerstown, Maryland, and confined at Fort McHenry on July 4, 1863. He was forwarded to Fort Delaware and confined there on July 6, 1863. He died there on February 21, 1864.
Search Terms Fort Delaware
Gettysburg Campaign
Subjects civilians
dead persons
Prisoners of war
Casualties, War
War casualties